Is not the convent system borrowed from the pagan Vestal Virgin system?

The Catholic Answers

No. The convent system occurs in history after the Vestal Virgin system, but not because oi it. Chronological succession does not always imply derivation. It is true that the Vestal Virgins were women, and unmarried, claiming a religious significance. But there the likeness ends. Christianity is the negation of paganism, and the Christian motive is quite the opposite oi the idolatrous motives oi paganism,

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